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and their families tried to scram el bend jump off. 17 were hurt including 10 in critical condition. >>> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress today for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. today's hearing will only focus on matters related to the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three others. we're also learning that the acting director of the cia, michael morel, is ordering an internal probe of the sex scandal. >>> now to the middle east, where fighting he is clast between israel and hamas. 500 rockets have been fired on israel in the last couple of days. -- where fighting escalates. israel has launched 150 air strikes against the palestinian militants since wednesday but held off for three hours early today because evening magazine incident's prime minister visited gaza. he says he is witnessing a disaster. egypt is trying to play a mediating role. >>> we are on traffic watch in virginia this morning where the 495 express lanes are set to open. tomorrow is the big day and fox 5's sherry ly is live in
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
bosswell, fox news. >>> the scandal involving former cia director general david petraeus is taking a back seat to ben ghazi. petraeus resigned after it was revealed he was had an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. molly hennenberg has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers on capitol hill leaving with more questions than answers after the former cia director testified before both the house and senate intelligence commit ease about the deadly ben ghazi attack on september 11th that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other miles an hour. >> general petraeus' briefing was comprehensive. i think it was important it added to our ability to make judgements about what can is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> we still have to determine, number one, how did is this group penetrate this facility that we had in ben ghazi and who were the folks. >> reporter: the discussion on the talking points initially relieved on the attack and to susan rice. she initially said the attack appeared to be protests over an anti-muslim film and later revealed it was a premeditated terrorist strike. >>
in the proceedings but questions were raised about whether he could still testify after resigning as head of the cia last week after admitting to an affair with his biographer. >>> president obama will meet with bipartisan leadership of congress this morning to discuss the fiscal cliff. it comes ahead of another meeting with several civil rights organizations and other advocacy groups. the president will meet with leaders from the naacp and aarp among others. the reverend al sharpton will also be there. president obama is pushing for a plan to cut the deficit that will include tax increases on the wealthy. >>> a conflict between israel and palestinians in the gaza strip is now threatening to escalate into a ground war as the israeli army is moving troops to the border this morning. in the last couple of days, hamas militants fired up to 500 rock nets israel and israel's prime minister is warning of a significant widening of the operation. israel is now gathering tanks and troops and armoredpersonle. >>> a local high school principal is on leave after she was accused of assault. >>> the company that
of extremists. indicating even though it was clearly evidence of the cia there was a pattern involved. >> and lawmakers have a lot of questions, including who was behind the attack and how they got into the facility. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba for three years is suing the u.s. government and serving a 15-year prison sentence and working to provide the internet service to the jewish community. he claims the company development alternatives and the u.s. government did not adequately train or disclose the risks he was taking by doing the work. >>> a call for change in the statute of limitations on sex crimes in the district. that is after dna evidence alleged two rapists can't be prosecuted because of the law. one man was arrested last week for the rape of a woman in 1999. the charges were dropped. paul wagner has the details. paul. >> reporter: in the last five months, investigators identified two cases which dna linked the suspect to a rape. only to close the file because of a statute of limitations. in the most recent case, the woman was told dna identified her attacker but
this morning, former cia chief david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill right now. >> he is answering questions about the deadly consulate attack in libya, while questions still swirl around his affair with paula broadwell. sarah is back with more on today's testimony. hi, sarah. >> hi. petraeus is set to give testimony in two closed door hearings before the senate and house intelligence committee. but general petraeus is not talking about the sex scandal. he is attending classified hearings today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that led to the deaths of the american ambassador to libya and three others. lawmakers say he might can give more details about what happened because petraeus was on a fact finding mission to libya a few weeks ago. tensions remain high with republicans blaming the president and democrats warning republicans not to jump to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11th. >> what is clear is this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinfo
with. >> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress tomorrow for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. we're told the hearing will focus only on matters related to the september 11th raid in libya. >>> new details now in the david petraeus sex scandal. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first saw the e- mail exchanges between petraeus' mistress paula broadwell and tampa socialite jill kelley. his name is frederick humphries. he alerted his superiors about the e-mails which then led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> let's take it outside now, plenty of clouds today, kept the temperatures pretty cool. here's live look outside tonight from northwest d.c. will the sunshine break through tomorrow? let's check in with sue palka and find out. >> i think we will have a nice sunny end to our workweek, but we have clouds hanging around tonight and down toward the northern neck and lower southern maryland we're actually seeing maybe some indication of light rain with sleet. you can see it here, a lot of clo
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